Thursday, May 3, 2007
Theme: "AMERICA, UNITE IN PRAYER"
"If My people, who are called by My name
will humble themselves and pray,
and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven,
forgive their sin and heal their land" (2 Chronicles 7:14).
God sees the desperation in our culture. He knows our needs and He’s given us a solution for rescue.
– the condition
My people – corporately
who are called by My name – the Church
will humble themselves – submit to His will
and pray – ask for His intercession
and seek My face – desire for His sovereignty
and turn from their wicked ways – confess and repent
then I will hear – God’s commitment
I will forgive – His response
and I will heal their land – His promise
How will we respond?
There has never been a more desperate time for God’s people to rise up in unity and fall down in repentance. Only then can we stand firm on God’s promise to redeem, restore, and revive our broken nation. When our founding fathers first laid the blueprints for One Nation, Under God, they knew that man’s greatest accomplishments would fail without the unshakable cover of His hand. This truth has not changed. What has changed is that we, His people, have ceased to be salt and light. We want Him to change our nation, but we’re unwilling to change ourselves. We’ve written Him out of the framework of our lives. But there is hope for our crumbling foundations.
If My People…
The momentum has started. God’s solution is here. It’s time.
Humility. Desperation. Repentance. Prayer.
This year’s honorary chairman, Dr. Charles R. Swindoll, has written this prayer for the National Day of Prayer:
"Almighty God, we pause to reflect on Your character as we seek wisdom for such a time as this. In these unsafe days, You remain all-powerful and able to protect. In these uncertain times, You remain all-knowing, leading us aright. In the unprecedented events we’re facing, You remain absolutely sovereign. Our times are in Your hands. Therefore, our dependence on You, is total, not partial, our need for Your forgiveness is constant, our gratitude for Your grace is profound, our love for You is deep. We ask that You guard and guide our President and all who serve the people of these United States. May uncompromising integrity mark their lives. We also ask that You unite us as truly "one nation, under God." May genuine humility return to our ranks. And may that blend of integrity and humility heal our land. In our Lord Jesus’ name we pray, Amen."
If your community or your church has no observance of the National Day of Prayer, pray at home alone or with your family or friends. For information and resources you may contact the:
National Day of Prayer Task Force
P.O. Box 15616
Colorado Springs, CO 80935
Phone: (719) 531-3379
Fax: (719) 548-4520
Order Line: (800) 444-8828